The BIG ELA Common Core Book Report Project LITE: Read/Write/Speak/Listen

Grade Levels
4th - 8th, Homeschool
Standards
Formats Included
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Pages
46 pages
$5.00
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Description

Looking to replace traditional book reports with a comprehensive language arts project? The BIG ELA Book Report Project LITE version combines reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks that engage students and allow them to demonstrate what they know in a variety of ways.

  • Writing: Students demonstrate comprehension by completing genre-specific book report outlines that require knowledge of the settings, characters, plots, problems, and solutions in the books. Students must also relate the books to themselves by answering opinion questions that require support from the books.

  • Speaking: Students prepare and give 3-5 minute book talks to their classmates in which they share their knowledge of and opinions about the books that they read.

  • Listening: Students demonstrate active listening skills by completing feedback forms for all of their classmates' book talks. Students write down details from each book talk and evaluate whether they would like to read the book in the future.

Here's what's included in this resource:

  • detailed suggested uses;
  • sample project schedule;
  • Common Core standards alignment;
  • project tracking roster for teacher;
  • thorough project explanation handout for students;
  • book project information form for students to record their project ideas;
  • 30 creative response project ideas with suggested project requirements;
  • book report outlines for realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, nonfiction/informational, & biography/autobiography genres;
  • book talk explanation and checklist handouts for students;
  • student book talk feedback form; &
  • general rubrics for the book report outline; response projects; book talk; and book talk feedback (including a version to use if you have purchased Not Your Grandma's Book Report Bundle separately).

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Creativity, choice, and multiple intelligences are all emphasized in this project, which is designed for all abilities, interests, and genres! Project tasks are aligned with ELA Common Core standards for grades 4-8.

SO EASY TO USE! This organized resource includes elements that are uniform in look, layout, and language. Page headings are clear and consistent, and many of the elements are coordinated by page frame. You can find what you need easily--and so can your students! It's also ready to use. Just print & copy!

SO EASY TO ASSESS! Rubrics are specific to the project tasks but allow you to develop your own evaluation scale.

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What's the difference between the LITE and FULL versions of the Big ELA Book Report Project?

You get all of these resources in both the LITE and FULL versions:

  • detailed explanation of suggested uses;
  • sample project schedule;
  • Common Core standards alignment;
  • project tracking roster for teacher;
  • thorough project explanation handout for students;
  • book project information form for students;
  • 30 reading response project ideas;
  • book report outlines for realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, nonfiction/informational, & biography/autobiography genres;
  • book talk explanation and checklist handouts for students;
  • student book talk feedback form; &
  • general rubrics for the book report outline, book talk, and book talk feedback.

The major differences between the LITE and FULL versions are the response project resources that come with each version.

The LITE version includes the following:

The FULL version includes the following:

The LITE and FULL versions also come in digital format.

Have you purchased the LITE version of this resource already but still want detailed descriptions, instructions, graphic organizers, templates, and rubrics for all 30 response projects? You can purchase the Not Your Grandma's Book Report Bundle separately!

Your questions and feedback are appreciated!

Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
N/A
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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